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Accident: 200556660 - One Employee Is Killed When Bottle Ruptures, One Is Injured

Accident: 200556660 -- Report ID: 0625700 -- Event Date: 08/05/2011
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31477252608/08/20112813Air Liquide Large Industries U.S. Lp
On August 5, 2011, Employee #1 was clearing an ice plug from a 0.125-in. sample line on a pressurized bottle. Employee #2 was standing adjacent to him. As Employee #1 removed the ice plug, the bottle rupture and ejected debris at both employees. Employee #1 was the closest to the ruptured bottle and was struck in the head. He sustained traumatic injuries that killed him. Employee #2 suffered facial cuts from the flying debris. He was transported to a hospital, where he received several stitches on his face in the emergency room and was then released.
Keywords: head, cylinder, rupture, high pressure, struck by, flying object, face
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 314772526 Fatality Concussion Chemical technicians
2 314772526 Non Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Chemical technicians

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